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Hike Devil's Canyon D3 - Cabin Route

PLEASE DO NOT RSVP UNLESS YOU ARE ATTENDING. This event is cross-posted with Grand Valley Explorers. Many of us are members of several Meetup groups so PLEASE ONLY RSVP to one Meetup. Trailhead directions: From Hwy 340 turn onto Kings View Road (just after the Horsethief Canyon Wildlife Area sign) and directly across from Rimrock Adventures. Take this road to a split and bear left. You should come to the signed trailhead about .50 miles from the split.

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Hike description courtesy of; pictures taken by Donna King (10/18/13).

Round Trip: 7 mile loop trail; difficulty: moderate; elevation:[masked] feet; time: 4 hrs.; facilities: vault toilet at trailhead. The highest point of the trail is about 5245 feet just before you reach the cabin. At one time the cabin served as a line shack for cowboys that ran cattle in the area. The rustic atmosphere and natural setting of the cabin brings you back to stories of the Old West.

What To Bring:

1.Plenty of water

2.Lunch and/or high energy snack(s)

3.Waterproof hiking shoes



Donna King (973)[masked] – (no dogs please)

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  • Andrew K.

    Great time playing outside, as always! This was a new trail for me as I don't think I've previously traveled on most of the trails I was on today. The old cabin was cool, and meeting new people was fun. See you next time!

    December 28, 2013

  • Janice S

    The book I mentioned to some of you about a sheep herder who worked the area is "Footprints in the Trial" by Will Minor - available at the library and quite a fun read.
    The other book I mentioned was "My Canyonlands" by Kent Frost - quite the adventurer at a time with much more wide open spaces (also available through the library).

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Randy F.

    Thanks for the great outing! And it was fun finding the geocache too. For those who are interested in geocaching, we found the Black Ridge geocache today ( and the­ Spellbinder Story Telling Snake that was momentarily deposited there will be going with Nancy and me to Hawaii, to be placed in another geocache on its way to China. (

    And you might want to sign up for our Geocaching meetup ( - Janice we'd *love* to have you teach us the way it's done over there.

    Donna, the geocaching site is, and the Android geocaching app is and the iphone version is at

    December 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Randy. Let me know about NY's Eve.

      December 28, 2013

  • Doug Van E.

    Plenty cool for pleasant hiking. Good to see the petroglyph. I had not hiked this in counter-clockwise direction before. I think given the snow conditions the direction we made the loop was a good choice. A few of us talked about eventually hiking beyond the cabin up-canyon to see how far we could go and if there may be a way to exit up to Black Ridge. Another option for a future hike in this canyon is to walk up one of the trails then go back down by way of the canyon bottom. Good to meet new WSA hikers and to ge tout with some I have seen too little of in months past. Happy New Year to all and thanks, Donna and crew for a great hike.

    December 28, 2013

  • Jennifer R

    Great first hike with the group!

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Janice S

    Thanks Donna for a great outing. Perfect timing too ... cabin right at noon for lunch and then back at the trail head exactly as promised at 2pm ... very impressive... my leads are much more vague on timing.
    It was fun meeting more WSA hikers.

    1 · December 28, 2013

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